Power Plus book4 lesson 8-10

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provocative

tending to excite or stimulate

bumpkin

an unsophisticated, awkward person

toady

a person who flatters for personal gain

culpable

deserving blame or condemnation; guilty

horatory

encouraging; inciting

penultimate

next to last

orotund

full and rich in sound (in speech)

blithe

carefree and lighthearted

soporific

tending to induce sleep

pervasive

permeating; spreading throughout

benign

beneficial; favorable

frenetic

wildly excited

recrimination

a counteraccusation

indecorous

lacking good taste; improper

corroborate

to strengthen by adding evidence

major-domo

a chief butler or assistant

untenable

impossible to defend or justify

perambulate

to walk about; to stroll

veneer

a thin, attractive layer than conceals something common or coarse

timorous

timid

luminous

emitting light

circuitous

indirect; roundabout

perquisite

a tip or payment in addition to regular wages

probity

integrity; respectability

polemical

relating to controversy or argument

tacit

indicated but not expressed; implied silently

largesse

generosity

indolent

lazy

circumlocution

unnecessarily wordy or evasive language

depredate

to plunder and pillage

pander

to exploit weaknesses of others; to cater to the vices of others

otiose

useless; futile

puerile

childish; juvenile

aleatory

dependent on luck or chance

asperity

roughness or harshness; severity

renunciation

rejection; refusal to acknowledge

unimpeachable

unquestionable; beyond doubt

inveigh

to disapprove angrily; to protest

lionize

to assign great social importance to; to treat as a celebrity

allay

to relieve; to alleviate

vitiate

to corrupt morally; to contaminate

recalcitrant

stubbornly resistant; showing opposition

exegesis

an explanation of a text; a critical interpretation

ameliorate

to make better; to improve

profligate

wasteful and immoral

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